Oaten hay for the domestic and export livestock markets is worth $130 million a year.
Due to the variety of weather mother nature has presented us in previous years, it is not a secret that we need to be ready for every type of scenario when it comes to hay storage.
Have you ever considered how much money you are losing by not having sufficient hay storage?
By having a Structural Steel Hay Shed solution from Wheatbelt Steel to store your bales, you are significantly decreasing your loss.
Depending on the amount of precipitation, site location and the condition of the hay, we have calculated your hay shed will pay for itself in less than a year.
As an example, the average cost of pristine hay is about $250* a tonne. If it is has been damaged due to rain etc and is classed as medium quality hay the price can drop to around $120* a tonne.
This is a loss of $130* a tonne. If you are storing 1000 tonnes of hay, that is a difference of $130,000 between good quality and rain damaged hay.
A 1000 tonne structural steel shed, delivered and erected is $112,000 plus GST.
So, the end result… you have paid for your new structural steel shed in one season, with some money leftover to spend on your wife!
*dollar value may be subject to change